General Program Weekly Meditation Class – Available Anytime (On Demand or Join Live 7:15 – 8:45 pm Mondays in Hermosa Beach)

Summer Series – Living a Meaningful Life

This Buddhist meditation class, that is updated weekly, offers practical solutions for improving everyday life by finding peace within.  (See schedule below.)

About this Class
Each week’s General Program class is now available On Demand for viewing anytime for two weeks from the upload date!  Please note new classes are uploaded every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am.

This General Program class provides a straightforward presentation of Buddhist view, meditation and instruction on how to establish or improve a daily practice. This class is suitable for beginners or for those with more experience. In these classes we will learn why we need meditation and discover practical methods to attain peaceful states of mind.

Image of Buddha Appearing through WindowIn these classes we will study various Buddhist texts written by internationally renowned meditation master and scholar, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Students can purchase books online through the publisher Tharpa Publications.

Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. This class benefits everyone, regardless of faith, background or experience. Classes are designed to be self contained and can be enjoyed on a drop in basis.

Class Format
Each class is 1-1/2 hours long and broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction on the topic to be covered. Then we still our minds with a guided breathing meditation. This is followed by commentary on the actual meditation practice, then a guided meditation on the topic.



Class Schedule
Jul 20       Becoming a Yogi – The Faults of Remaining an Ordinary Being

Jul 27       Why do Buddhists Talk so Much About Suffering? (recording available now)

Aug 3       Understanding the Origin of Suffering – The Wheel of Life

Aug 10     The Buddhist Path and the Cessation of Suffering

Aug 17     The Big Picture – Buddhist Path to Freedom and Contentment

$12 suggested donation (free for members)

If you are unable to make a donation please contact Kelsang Drenpa at  No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Gen Kelsang Tangpa, Resident Teacher

**For those happy to attend, live classes are held at:
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254

Please note:  This class is offered for residents, guests and members of the local community.  If you do not live in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, please click here to find and support a Kadampa Center nearest you.

1.  Complete the payment form.
2.  Once payment is complete, you will receive via email the link to view the On Demand Class. (Please check your spam folder.)
3. The link you receive is unique for you and is not to be shared with others.
4.  Enjoy!